Recently I want to record some screen videos like to show when bugs happen and e.t.c.Is it possible on a unrooted Sony xperia m2 aqua?If yes how?
Now, as Sony Xperia M2 and M2 Aqua have received Lollipop 5.1.1 update, you can start recording your screen with the help of screen recorder apps such as Screen Recorder by NLL.
I see that your device originally came with Android KitKat. You can try a command line method here.
screenrecord binary does the screen recording. Its maximum recording duration is 180 seconds. In Kitkat, its usages goes by:
Usage: screenrecord [options] Records the device's display to a .mp4 file. Options: --size WIDTHxHEIGHT Set the video size, e.g. "1280x720". Default is the device's main display resolution (if supported), 1280x720 if not. For best results, use a size supported by the AVC encoder. --bit-rate RATE Set the video bit rate, in megabits per second. Default 4Mbps. --time-limit TIME Set the maximum recording time, in seconds. Default / maximum is 180. --rotate Rotate the output 90 degrees. --verbose Display interesting information on stdout. --help Show this message.
In Lollipop, a parameter
bugreport is also added:
--bugreport Add additional information, such as a timestamp overlay, that is helpful in videos captured to illustrate bugs.
An example to record screen using in-built screen recorder (you would need adb setup in PC and USB debugging enabled in the device),
adb shell screenrecord --bit-rate 8000000 /sdcard/test.mp4
That command will save the screen recording in a file
test.mp4 located under
/sdcard. Change the bitrate as per your needs, or try an app for GUI.
In my experience with Sony phones, you can hold the power button and it gives you an option to record the screen/take a screenshot. Otherwise, use AZ Screen Recorder - No Root app.